Bhiwandi is the 62nd most populous city in India with a total population of 7,09,665. Bhiwandi is a city in the Thane district of Maharashtra and the highest employment in the Thane district is in Agriculture, Silk, Wool, Cotton Textile, Readymade Garments, Chemical, Engineering and other household industries. The district has 17% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 80% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 3% are Household workers. The major exportable items are Nylon Synthetic Readymade Garments, Embroidered Fabrics, Textiles, Food Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Engineering products and Chemicals. The major crops produced in the district are Paddy, Ragi, Red Gram, Black Gram, Vari, Bengal Gram, Sapota, Coconut, Mango, Okra, Brinjal and Tomato. Bhiwandi citys population was about half a million in 2001. The bulk of the population forms the workforce for a number of textiles and other industry. The first textile loom was set-up by Khan Saheb Samad Seth in 1927. Today the city of Bhiwandi has about half a million-power looms, though handlooms are few in number. The city of Kolis was known by the name Kolwan. The tribal people of the region of Konkan were called Kolis and they are traditional fishermen. Some of the traditional wooden fishing boats can be seen even today in the Bhiwandi area. The Kolis have their own customs and speak a different dialect of Marathi.